You know how I love using silicone mats. I already shared how they work great for rolling out cookie dough without the need for messy flour. Rolling out pizza dough is also a cinch when using a silicone mat.
We like our pizza dough extra thin, as you can see by the picture. I make our favorite dough recipe and divide it between two 11"x17" jelly roll pans. Making the dough thin helps it to go further. This dough recipe is perfect for this as it remains soft even though it is thin. Of course, the silicone mat would work with thick dough as well.
The silicone mat makes rolling out the dough so easy with no need to transfer the dough from the rolling surface. I simply lift the mat into my baking pan.
Warning: I do need to warn you to be careful when cutting the pizza. I ruined a silicone mat by pressing too hard with my pizza cutter. It's fine to cut on them, but just be cautious not to press too hard.
Here is the finished product. Meat for the guys and veggies for me. And just for the boys, I decided to add the below picture. I always take my pictures quickly before we eat so our food doesn't get cold. For some reason the temptation is too great for Jon and David to resist sticking their fingers in the photos. (These kinds of pictures don't usually make the blog cut.) Some of these annoying things I say I won't miss when they are grown, but I kinda think I will.
Do you have a silicone mat? What is your favorite way to use it?